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November 8, 2014 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Bey Hall

Free Event

Do you write poetry? Have you considered writing or translating poetry? Do you love language and its ability to engage in meaningful exploration? Monmouth University and the Long Branch Arts Council invite you to a series of workshops in poetry, lyrical essay, and translation of poetry; readings by acclaimed writers; lunch & discussion, and a reading by registered participants.

On Friday, October 31, 11:30-1:00, poet Judith Vollmer will offer a master class/workshop (“The Transfer: How a Poem Reveals Hidden Gifts”) in Wilson 311.

Workshop leaders and readers for the November 8th day-long fest: Gabor Barabas, Michael Broek, Natalie Diaz, Prescott Evarts, Jr., Melissa Febos, Carmen Firan, Marisa Frasca, Laura McCullough, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Suzanne Parker, Michael Waters, and Dan Weeks.

Admission to readings is free and open to the public. The workshops, also free, will be open to registrants only: for more information and to register, email Sara Rimassa at monmouthreview@gmail.com (“Poetry Fest” in subject line) no later than Tue, October 28th.

This event is co-sponsored by the Long Branch Arts Council, the City of Long Branch, Investors Bank Foundation, Monmouth Arts/ArtHelps, the Wayne D. McMurray School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Monmouth University, the Department of English at Monmouth University, and The Monmouth Review.

Saturday, November 8th, 2014, Bey Hall (Monmouth University), 9:00-5:00

9:00-9:45 Sign-in for registrants in Bey Hall (refreshments)

9:45-10:00 Welcome (Gabor Barabas and Mihaela Moscaliuc) and workshop    information    

10-11:30 Workshops                                                                  

11:30-12:30 Lunch discussion for registrants: The Monmouth Review information session; Q & A about submission & editorial process with poet Dan Weeks, editor of This Broken Shore.    

12:30-1:20 Reading:  Gabor Barabas, Michael Broek, Natalie Diaz, Prescott Evarts, Jr., Melissa Febos, and Dan Weeks

1:30-3:00 Workshops

3:00-4:00 Reading: Carmen Firan, Marisa Frasca, Laura McCullough, Mihaela Moscaliuc, Suzanne Parker, and Michael Waters.                                                                                                                                

4:00-5:00 Reading by registered festival participants